24 November 2018 Current Affairs

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UNICEF appoints Nahid Afrin as ‘Youth Advocate’ for NE
Popular singer Nahid Afrin of Assam has been appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the north eastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights. The UNICEF engages ‘Youth Advocates’ to harness their voice as agents of change in society. Nahid made her playback debut in the 2016 Bollywood film ‘Akira’ starring Sonakshi Sinha in the lead.

6th India Skills Report: Andhra topped in employability rate, talent quality
As per the 6th edition & 2019 version of India Skills Report, Andhra Pradesh topped the list of states with the highest employability followed by Rajasthan and Haryana. The report was launched in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh is one of the preferred hiring destinations in India, with the highest employability in India.

India gets UN Environment award for combating transboundary environmental crime
United Nation Environment has awarded Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India with Asia Environment Enforcement Awards, 2018 for excellent work done by the Bureau in combating transboundary environmental crime. WCCB has been conferred this award in Innovation category.

SBM appointed Sidharth Rath as MD
State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) has appointed Sidharth Rath as its Managing Director (MD). He was Axis Bank as the Group Executive & Head of Corporate, Transaction Banking & International Banking. SBM has received the licence from Reserve Bank of India to operate as a scheduled commercial bank in India.

Filmmaker Nandita Das to receive FIAPF Award
Filmmaker Nandita Das will be honored with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane on the 29th of this month. She will be presented the award in recognition of her achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launches personal loan facility for salaried individuals
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Limited, launched personal loan facility for salaried professionals making it the first small finance bank in India to offer this.

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba announces retirement at 40
40 years old Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba announced his retirement after a career of 20 years. He began his career at French side Le Mans in 1998. Irovian Footballer, Didier Drogba had been playing for Phoenix Rising in United States. He had won four Premier League titles in his 20 years career.

Noted Indian Classical Musician Ustad Imrat Khan passes away
Classical music stalwart Ustad Imrat Khan, who dedicated his life to propagating the Sitar and the surbahar worldwide, has died in the US after a brief illness. He was 83. He belonged to the illustrious Etawa Gharana, or the Imdadkhani Gharana, named after his grandfather Ustad Imdad Khan. He had also performed at the Cannes Film Festival in 1970.


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